Taking Risk is essential, but how much, when and why? Taking risks effectively is as much of an art as it is a science and we’ve asked some of the brightest folks in the community to tell us about how they think about risk taking.

Gloribell Lebron | Owner and Principal Designer of G. Lebron Interiors

When I think about risks, the first thing that comes to mind is getting out of a comfort zone. This has never been easy for anyone (me included), and to take giant steps or make significant changes, you must take risks and a leap of faith. In my professional life, taking risks has been something that has helped me become stronger. Starting my firm was the first risk I took some years ago. While this journey has not been easy, I trusted my talents and desire to create beautiful spaces. Read more>>

Carolina Borbely Moran | Influencer / business girl

I have always believed that risks are to be taken, whoever does not risk cannot win! example in my business, even though I did not know how it was going to develop, everything turned out incredible! Read more>>

Courtney Spears | Dancer with Alvin Ailey & Co-Founder & Director of ArtSea Dance

Risk is absolutely terrifying. And risk to me has evolved in so many ways. I don’t see risk necessarily as stepping into something dangerous, which is definitely a direction that we all want to avoid. But I almost see risk as stepping outside of my comfort zone. Thinking big and taking chances on myself that were different and new. I’m a firm believer of making decisions where God has to show up. I’ve found that the most special experiences in my life or career have happened when I took a risk and put myself out there. People have asked me many times how I’ve been able to retain certain accomplishments, and my answer may come off as a little anticlimactic. But it’s simple, you have to bet on yourself. Read more>>